Biking across campus the other night I saw a bright beam bobbing toward me at a nice clip. As it approached it lit up the dark University path like bluish alien daylight. Turned out to be a light attached to the helmet of a bicyclist. My puny old Cat Eye is barely bright enough to help cars see me coming, certainly doesn’t light up no roadway. I wanted a halogen coal miner’s riding light like that fellow’s.
A couple days later at Hank and Frank’s to have some quick chain work done and checked out the high-end lights. They had the very light in stock — $400 — more than most people spend on an entire bicycle. But hell, it’s bright as a bluish alien day, right?
Yesterday rushing home to watch Miles as Amy went off to teach, hit a hard bump and the Cat Eye went flying, busted into a bunch of pieces.
Tonight coming out of the grocery store, saw a guy who had a plastic flashlight roped to his handlebars with a bungie cord. He didn’t spend no $400.
You see my dilemma.
No, this does not mean I am going to buy a $400 headlamp.